The Forge Museum and Victorian Cottage Garden

The Forge Museum and Victorian Cottage Garden
The Forge
High Street
Much Hadham
SG10 6BS




01279 843 301


01279 843 301

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The Forge Museum is set in an attractive Grade II* listed building situated in the picturesque village of Much Hadham. Originally a farmhouse of Moor Place, the earlier parts of the building date from the 15th century, Horseshoe Cottage and Forge Cottage date from the 16th century.

The forge and bellows room are part of a 17th century barn conversion, and in 1811 the shoeing room and blacksmith’s shop were added when Frederick Page moved in. The Page family ran the village smithy at Much Hadham until 1983, when Charles Page died aged 91. Charles’s daughter, Miss Jean Page, conveyed the forge and its two cottages to the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust by Deed of Gift in 1988.

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Opening hours

Friday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
11am - 5pm,dusk in winter months.
To visit out of season please telephone in advance to arrange a suitable time.

Admission charges

£3.50 adults; £1.50 children; £2.50 concessions, Family ticket £7.

Collection details

Archives, Science and Technology, Social History

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Kids in Museums Takeover Day

  • 30 November 2014

We are in the process of planning a festive fundraising event (Santa's grotto complete with reindeer) at the museum to coincide with our village's Christmas Market. We would like to reintroduce teenagers who visited the museum in their primary school years to the museum by getting them to plan, prepare for and deliver the event. The work from this event will also count towards Arts Award for some of the girls.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly